My Time at JFCY by Ben Mitchell, summer law student

Everyone chooses to become a lawyer for different reasons, and the law is boundless in both its flexibility and practicality. En tant qu’étudiant en droit, on peut facilement se perdre dans des notions abstraites et théoriques, qu’on s’imagine représentent fidèlement le monde à l’extérieur de la faculté. C’est seulement quand on sort de la salle…

Consultation on Immigration Program

On July 5, 2016, the Government of Canada launched consultations on the immigration program. JFCY’s response: JFCY submits that for the Federal Government must ensure that Canada’s immigration system and all its benefits are available to the most vulnerable and marginalized. Specifically, we speak of the ability of migrant children to naturalization, have access to…

Street Law Smarts Training on Wed, June 15, 2016

Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Time: 10am-4pm (doors open at 9:30am, starts at 10am sharp) Place: Artscape Youngplace, Lower Level, 180 Shaw Street (near Queen West and Ossington Streets), Toronto, Ontario Cost: FREE…and so is the hearty vegetarian lunch provided on site Purpose: to provide relevant legal education and practice in advocacy for community professionals working with homeless and street involved…

JFCY submissions: Assisted Dying Bill C-14

2 May, 2016 Submissions regarding Bill C-14 “An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying)” Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY) is a child and youth rights organization, and a specialty legal clinic funded primarily by Legal Aid Ontario.  For more than thirty-five years,…

Street Youth of Toronto

Presented by JFCY and SYLS Each photograph in this project is of a young person who is living without a stable home. This project is designed to be a window into the lives of Toronto’s most vulnerable population: street-involved youth. SYLS is a unique legal outreach program meeting with street-involved youth where they live and…

2015 Street Law Smarts Training Days: Dec 8-9th

Registration is now open for our annual Street Law Smarts Training Days workshop. When: Tues Dec 8th and Wed Dec 9th, 2015, 10am – 5pm (attendance at both days is not necessary) Time: 10am-4pm (Tuesday and Wednesday) Location: Artscape Youngplace located at 180 Shaw Street, Lower Level, Toronto, Ontario (near Queen and Ossington) Cost: FREE…

When Can Children Waive Their Constitutional Rights?

Originally posted on the Ontario Bar Association’s Child and Youth Law Section website on May 1, 2015. Re-posted with permission from the author. Introduction In Simon Gillies et al v. Toronto District School Board, 2015 ONSC 1038, Justice Himel of the Superior Court of Justice addressed the constitutionality of a mandatory breathalyzer test as a…

JFCY media statement regarding Police Record Checks Act

~ Media Release ~ Police Record Checks Act, 2015 introduced today by Ontario’s Minister for Community Safety and Correctional Services. Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY) welcomes provincial legislation that will clarify what police records information can be released, and how such information can be released.  Clear provincial standards are long overdue. JFCY has long…